Dr Julian Archer is Director of the Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research & Assessment (CAMERA) at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, UK. He has been personally funded by a prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for the last 10 years.
His research explores the impact of assessment in the workplace on learning, healthcare professionals, health service systems, their management, delivery and related politics. This work includes large scale programmatic research funded by, amongst others; the NIHR, General Medical Council, General Dental Council, Health Foundation and the Medical Board of Australia to understand the impact of medical revalidation and fitness-to-practise procedures.
He is Chief Investigator of UMbRELLA (Uk Medical Revalidation Evaluation coLLAboration), an independent research collaboration, funded by the GMC, to explore the regulatory impact of medical revalidation.
He is a consultant community paediatrician with a specialist interest in behavioural paediatrics and child mental health.